In accordance with paragraph 14 of resolution 1844 (2008) and paragraph q of section 2 of the Committee guidelines, the Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included on its 1844 Sanctions List.
Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed was listed on 12 April 2010 pursuant to paragraph 8 of resolution 1844 (2008).
Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed is a senior leader of Al-Shabaab and was publicly named emir of the organization in December 2007. He exercises command responsibility for Al-Shabaab operations across Somalia. AW-MOHAMMED has denounced the Djibouti peace process as a foreign conspiracy, and in a May 2009 audio recording to Somali media, he acknowledged that his forces were engaged in recent fighting in Mogadishu.